Boboli is one of the most important Italian gardens in the world and has recently been included, along with the other Tuscan Medici gardens and villas, in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
This green park in the heart of Florence, which stretches across 45 thousand square metres, is much more than just a garden. It is a true open-air museum, where fountains, caves, streets and buildings alternate with small woods, statues and ponds, telling the story of the three reigning dynasties that created and embellished it: the Medici, Lorraine and Savoys, when Florence was the capital of Italy.
It all began in 1549, when Eleanor of Toledo, wife of Cosimo I de' Medici, bought the Pitti family's palace with their garden and decided to enlarge and modernize it with the architect Niccolò Tribolo. Since then, Boboli has been expanded and enriched continuously up to the present day.
Today we’re sharing 5 curiosities from the most beautiful garden in Florence. Five secret trails to discover this unique corner of the city.